NYC DOT, NYPD, Elected Officials and Safety Advocates Announce an Arterial Slow Zone on the Grand Concourse, Continuing the Rollout of this Important Vision Zero Initiative

The Grand Concourse will be the second of 25 planned arterial slow zones, joining Atlantic Avenue; traffic signals to be retimed for 25 m.p.h. along the 5.2 mile corridor that has seen 12 fatalities between 2008 and 2012 The program expansion builds on the Vision Zero outreach process, where speeding on major streets has been…

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BP Diaz Asks Mayor to Support Soundview Ferry Pilot

Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. has written a letter to Mayor Bill de Blasio, asking the mayor to support a three-year pilot program for ferry service in Soundview. “History clearly attributes the profound success of New York City to its ports and waterways. Rediscovering and reinventing how these same assets can be used today…

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Appellate Court Decides in Favor of FreshDirect

Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. is praising today’s decision of the New York State Supreme Court, Appellate Division, First Department in the matter of South Bronx Unite!, et al v. New York City Industrial Development Agency, et al, concerning the future relocation of FreshDirect to the Harlem River Yards in Mott Haven. The court…

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Borough President Diaz Releases Waterfront Report

Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. has released a new report outlining the positive effects the future redevelopment of the Special Harlem River Waterfront District will have on The Bronx. As noted in the report, the redevelopment of the Special Harlem River Waterfront District (SHRWD)—located between East 138th and East 149th Streets—will bring no less…

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Bronx Borough President and Citymeals Executive Director Deliver Meals to Homebound Elderly in the Bronx

 “March for Meals” Puts a Spotlight on Food Insecurity Among the Aging Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. and Beth Shapiro, Executive Director of Citymeals-on-Wheels, took The Bronx by foot today as they delivered meals to three Citymeals-on-Wheels recipients to focus attention on the growing problems of food insecurity and malnutrition among the borough’s homebound elderly.…

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